global financial crisis

Global crisis

The tenth anniversary of the global financial crisis

Most of the media has reminded us that on August 9, 2007, BNP Paribas announced it was having problems calculating a reliable net asset value for three mutual funds. So the bank suspended redemptions. The most commonly held view is that this was the beginning – not the origin – of the crisis.


Don’t Worry, Corporate Leverage Only Just Back To Level Of 2007

AXA IM | Companies have re-leveraged their balance sheets since the global financial crisis (GFC), driven by low borrowing costs. Although heightened, corporate leverage is not currently excessive in developed markets, although we see signs of concern in emerging markets. In this note we assess whether we should be concerned about corporate leverage at current levels.


What Macroeconomists Are Missing

Andrew Sheng via Caixin | There are two main lessons that we can draw from the 2007 to 2009 global financial crisis: the failure of mainstream economics to predict and solve the crisis, and its inability to explain the rise of the Chinese economy